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Penn Center Inc, Saint Helena Island

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4.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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  • Never knew of this place until visiting the area. Enjoyed the museum video. The gift center is a must. Bring lots of money if you wish to purchase anything. 
  • The first school ever opened to educate former slaves, stemming from the vision and commitment of two white Pennsylvania Quaker women. An extensive facility that was in operation until the State of SC...  read more »
  • The Penn Center opened in 1862 as the first school for former slaves. The school offered both academic and job technical training. In the late 1940's , the mission changed to social justice, and Marti...  read more »
  • The Penn Center recognizes a significant part of American history, specifically African American. Everyone who visits the area should give their support to the Penn Center. The museum myself is tiny, but the surrounding land feels like a trip back in time. Many thanks to the wonderful ladies in the gift shop who showed us kindness.
  • Interesting insights into the history of the area. Walk out to the water and the little dock they've built there to get a bit of a breeze and break from the heat of the rest of the site. Or walk into the visitor's center where they have A/C.
  • This was a wonderful much african history....It reminded me once more to be proud of who I am.
  • I really love the history here. There is always a mandatory visit to Penn Center when I bring my friends down here from Columbus, Ohio
  • Essential visit for Lowcountry and Gullah history
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